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MFFA Film: Micmacs



MICMACS the wonderfully inventive, visually distinctive and utterly charming French movie is Maynooth Film for All: Film Club’s next screening on Wednesday 4th May at 8.00pm in The New Lecture Theatre, Iontas Building, NUI Maynooth.

The film tells the story of Bazil, a brain injured video store clerk and movie obsessive who, with the assistance of a coterie of colourful characters, plans to bring down two local arms dealers. As a child, Bazil lost his father in a landmine accident, and when decades later a stray bullet becomes lodged in his skull he finds himself in a position to exact revenge on those responsible.

The film draws on everything from film noir to Sergio Leone and references cinematic icons from Keaton, Chaplin and Tati to the surreal, stylised worlds of Lynch, Burton and Gilliam . It is lit in a hallucinatory fashion, golden by day, dreamy by night, shot with lenses that happily disconcert the viewer.

The programme starts at 7.45pm with an introduction from Denis Condon NUIM and the feature film starts at 8.00pm. Please arrive early to minimise delays. Guests and ‘on the night only’ memberships cost €6.00 (unwaged & members over 65yrs €4.00) Students pay €2.00 at the door

We appreciate feedback from our audience follow us on Facebook, Maynooth Film For All and let us know what you think! For further information contact Brenda Brady Kildare County Council Arts Service, Tel: 045 448328, Email:bbrady@kildarecoco.ie  Web: www.kildare.ie/film

Maynooth Film for All: Film Club is supported by Kildare County Council Library & Arts Service and The School of English, Media and Theatre Studies NUIM.

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